LifeSport: Elite Performance Thinking
Mental training for your brain - for athletes of all ages. The primary goal of Lifesport professionals is to facilitate optimal involvement, performance, and enjoyment in sports and exercise. Whether you're a middle school, high school, college or a professional athlete looking for mental toughness training, an injured athlete focusing on rehabilitation, or simply an accomplished athlete or coach looking for an edge, we can help. WHAT WE DO Are you an athlete who struggles to perform during competition? Do you get anxious or nervous before a sporting event? Do you perform well at practice but find it difficult to focus and concentrate when performing during competition or another performance-based situation? Do you have poor self-talk and get down on yourself after a poor performance? Do your parents, coaches, or trainers notice a difference in your performance at practice that is much better than the “big” game, match, tournament, or event? Are you not living up to your potential as an athlete? Do you get sick or have panic attacks before you perform? Do you “lose it” during or after competition or find it difficult to regain your confidence once you’ve made a mistake? If so, you may benefit from mental conditioning. HOW WE WORK Lifesport has individual and group mental coaching programs designed to improve the performance of athletes, coaches, or teams in any sport. Coaching can be done in-person but most often can be conducted virtually! While many clients see results in as little as one session, Lifesport typically works with athletes for 4-5 weekly sessions by providing each athlete with an individually tailored, mental routine in order to enhance the athlete’s performance during competition. Most athletes follow-up at various times throughout their careers for booster sessions in order to “tweak” various skills or have further mental conditioning in other areas, such as process-goal setting. Along these lines, most athletes struggle with focusing exclusively on the outcome of competition (stats, wins/losses, scores, etc.) whereas mental conditioning emphasizes the process (preparation, mechanics and technique, position responsibilities, etc.) of competition, which leads to outcome. Dr. Kevin Chapman (pictured below) is Lifesport’s Chief Psychology Officer (CPO) Dr. Chapman was an accomplished two-sport athlete at Centre College in Kentucky where he was an all-conference performer in both football and track and field. Dr. Chapman was an eight-time conference champion in track and field and named to the All-Anniversary team in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference for his performances in the 200 meters. Dr. Chapman is the official pyschologist for Louisville City FC. Before going in to private practice and founding Lifesport, he was a psychologist for the University of Louisville Athletic Department Sports Performance Team where he assisted both individuals and teams in performance enhancement through teaching mental toughness, enhancing self-talk, mental imagery, and other sports performance skills. Dr. Chapman is recognized in the Registry of Approved Mentors by the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP). Dr. Chapman regularly assists athletes of all ages who have become State Champions, All-Americans, Olympians, Pan American Champions, Junior Olympians, and professional athletes.
2101 Sycamore Station Pl, Louisville, KY 40299
Louisville, Kentucky 40299